August 19, 2007

Bob Sievers is 90

Yesterday was Bob Sievers' 90th birthday. Sevens members might remember waking up to "The Little Red Barn" on WOWO radio every day. I deal with people on the East Coast a lot in my work and it never fails to amaze me that when the topic turns to Ft. Wayne, they remember WOWO, too. I was talking to a guy out of Tewksbury, MA last week and even though he grew up 800 miles from Ft. Wayne, he remembers listening to Earl Finkle weather and hearing the Little Red Barn song every morning before school and other WOWO programming at night.

The remote purchase and loss of WOWO's Clear Channel license in 1994 was a real loss for the area.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was so sad to hear of his death today, 9/3/07. I listened to him as a child more than 50 years ago in Muncie. The world has lost a great soul. He will be missed.

Dan McAfee said...

Thanks for the comment. I hadn't heard that Sievers had passed until you said something.

It is a sad day... No one was more completely of and for Fort Wayne than Bob Sievers.